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Here's how the GAT IT Training team can support you...


The GAT IT Training team are on hand throughout your time at GAT, right from the very beginning. The team can support you with inductions, refresher training, reactive Microsoft application update sessions and even training on becoming a Digital Champion expert.


Inductions for new staff

Training is provided to all new starters joining GAT, this induction guides new staff through the IT systems used by GAT as well as how to use them.

The areas covered in Induction:

  • Airhead
  • Launchpad Sharing
  • Office 365
  • OneDrive
  • Sharing Files
  • Teams
  • Immersive Reader
  • Forms
  • Accessibility Features
  • MEC Platform

The GAT IT Training team approach principals to collate names of new starters and run inductions 3 times a year, over a period of a week. These half-hour sessions, over a course of 5 days, are ran using Teams remotely. 

Existing staff are welcome to attend the inductions if they feel they need a refresh, just let the academy principal know so the team can add you to the session.

Digital Champion Programme- Teaching and non-teaching GAT staff 

Are you interested in becoming a Microsoft expert? Would you like to learn new skills and share them with confidence, with your team? You need the Digital Champion Programme!

Becoming a Digital Champion means that you receive training from Certified Microsoft trainers, to become a Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator (MIEE). Given the constant and rapid pace of change in Microsoft’s developments, a community of engaged Digital Champions to support colleagues has never been more important as it may not only impact yourself and your colleagues but if you are a GAT teacher, the way in which you teach.

Want training from experts across the Microsoft suites on applications such as Forms, OneNote, Teams, and Flipgrid? Then you should contact the team today to sign up! This programme is available for both teaching and non-teaching staff. 

To sign up to the Digital Champions pathway that the team are running in January, please sign up by clicking here

Live Training Sessions

When there has been an important update to the applications we use at GAT, we can trust that the GAT IT Training team are ready to provide all staff with a live training session on the matter. Updates can make significant improvements as to how you may use an app so it's essential that you attend the sessions or revert back to the live recordings, to be able to use IT efficiently and effectively. 

Live session dates can be found in the Learning Alliance calendar and the links to attend the live training sessions, found within the calendar entry. If you miss a training session, please don't panic, these can all be found via Airhead under the 'Shared with me' section, titled 'Live Training Events'.


If you ever have any queries about training or need advice about a Microsoft app, please contact the team- Natasha Epton Leanne Greaves and Fern Jones -